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Major

Gender Studies

      What will I study?

      Overview

      Through your studies, you'll gain a understanding of how concepts and practices of gender and sexuality function in contemporary societies. And develop skills to identify gender and sexuality-related issues within complex, changing social and cultural contexts.

      Your course structure

      The Bachelor of Arts requires the successful completion of 24 subjects (300-points), including at least one major. Most students study eight subjects each year (usually four subjects in each semester) for three years full-time, or the part-time equivalent.

      Most Arts majors require 100 points of study (usually eight subjects) for attainment. This means out of your 300-point program, you have the opportunity to achieve two majors in your course.

      COMPLETING YOUR MAJOR

      If you are taking Gender Studies as a major, you must complete:

      • One level 1 compulsory subject and one Arts Foundation subject (MULT10014 Identity is strongly recommended)
      • One level 2 compulsory subject and 25 points (usually two subjects) of level 2 Gender Studies subjects and/or approved elective subjects*
      • One level 3 compulsory subject
      • One level 3 capstone subject
      • 12.5 points (usually one subject) of level 3 Gender Studies subjects and/or approved elective subjects*

      If you are taking Gender Studies as a minor, you must complete:

      • One level 1 compulsory Subject
      • One Arts Foundation subject (12.5 points)
      • 25 points (usually two subjects) of level 2 Gender Studies subjects and/or approved elective subjects* (usually at second-year)
      • 25 points (usually two subjects) of level 3 Gender Studies subjects and/or approved elective subjects* (usually at third-year)
      BREADTH STUDIES

      Breadth is a unique feature of the Melbourne Model. It gives you the chance to explore subjects outside of arts, developing new perspectives and learning to collaborate with others who have different strengths and interests — just as you will in your future career.

      Some of our students use breadth to explore creative interests or topics they have always been curious about. Others used breadth to improve their career prospects by complementing their major with a language, communication skills or business expertise.

      *NOTE: As long as all 4 compulsory Gender Studies subjects are completed, students taking the Gender Studies major or minor may select different gender-related subjects taught in the Arts Faculty not listed below to make up the required additional points at levels 2 and 3, with the written approval of the Gender Studies coordinator. The Capstone is not available in the minor.

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